Friday, January 13, 2006

Ladle, the Crutch (4)

Ziggy finds that the soup du jour had been a ruse all along, while Thomas' decaying body had drawn upon some charge from at least 1450. The crutch or crutchstaff, upon which he leans, was given to him out of respect for his age.

She is represented in homely garments, with a ladle or skimmer in her hand, leaning against the edge of the table, pulling up the empty pant leg. Attached there are small scraps of cloth.

An hour later, the crutch is done. The cross piece has been nailed into place using the ladle. She dips it into the hot water, then transfers pure honey in a timeless ceremony.

His trousers split completely (an incongruous sight) and as the oar creaks softly in the rowlock it pronounces, "Pasquale can get another from the main glass-house."

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